Pure flavor and pure ingredients make Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Fig Granola purely amazing

Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal
Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal

Product: Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal – $7.99+

Granola is one of those foods that can walk a fine line between healthy and…not so healthy.  It all comes down to the ingredients.  I have had some really amazing gluten-free granola in the past…but my problem with it is that it is always laden with extra sugars.  WHY?!  Granola doesn’t have to be rich in sugar in order to taste good.

Proof is in the package – and in this case it’s Purely Elizabeth’s Pumpkin Fig Granola.

I admit, I was apprehensive about my choice to pick up the Pumpkin Fig Granola.  My local Whole Foods store had a couple of other selections from Purely Elizabeth…but after looking at the Cranberry Pecan and the Original flavors, I decided to go with a flavor that no other gluten-free granola company had tackled yet.  Pretty much any fruit would pair well with it…so that’s what I decided on.  As to why I decided to hop brands to a different gluten-free granola…it wasn’t any reason, per se…just the fact that this one happened to be on the shelves at Whole Foods and caught my eye.

I like to utilize granola in fruity breakfast parfaits.  I will layer it with vanilla Chobani yogurt and a fresh fruit of some sort, whether it’s fresh organic berries, kiwi, or apples and pears that I caramelize…it makes a nice change from having cereal every morning.  So, it falls into rotation every other morning, normally when my roommate and I are not hitting up the gym for our 60 minute cardio and strength training.

What I loved, immediately, about Purely Elizabeth was that the items that the company produces are all natural and organic, using nutritious alternative grains and superfood seeds.  The products are free of sugar, dairy, wheat and gluten.  Loving it already.  Purely Elizabeth founder, Elizabeth Stein, was perusing a career as a holistic nutrition counselor where she learned about the connection between what you eat and how you feel – specifically how sugar, wheat and dairy can negatively impact health.  Her mission became simple…to create gluten-free and vegan products that were not overly processed that still tasted good.  She totally succeeded.

A serving of Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal
A serving of Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal

This morning marked the inaugural tasting of the Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Fig Granola.  I was going to pair it with the vanilla Greek yogurt and some organic strawberries that came in my CSA bin.  Pumpkin, fig, strawberry?  Could it possibly work?  Only one way to find out…but first…I needed to see if my palate was going to appreciate the flavor of Pumpkin and Fig together in this granola form.  I reached into the pouch of granola and swiped a pinch of the ancient grain cereal.  I popped it in my mouth…and knew it was going to be okay.

I loved how the pumpkin flavor wasn’t overpowering.  Sometimes, as much as I love pumpkin, it can get to be a bit much.  It can really take away from the product itself.  And the balance of the sweet dry figs made the ideal blend.  Match that with the  variety of flavors and textures that come with the inclusion of gluten-free oats, organic puffed amaranth, organic quinoa flakes, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic chia seeds, and the sweetness of the organic coconut palm sugar, and cinnamon…and what you have is a recipe for amazing flavor.  Add in the organic raw virgin coconut oil and a hint of sea salt…and that’s what you’ll find in every bag of Purely Elizabeth Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal.

Amazing?  You better believe it.

Even more amazing than the blend of flavors and textures is the nutritional value of a serving of this cereal.  The combination of ingredients are all natural, organic, and gluten-free…the ancient grains all providing excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants.  Loving that.  One serving is 1/3 cup, which serves you up 140 calories and 6 grams of fat.  Not too shabby.  Especially since the fat content is derived from the raw virgin coconut oil, and this sort of fat gets used as energy, rather than stored.  Loving that.  A serving of this granola has only 6 grams of sugar and will provide you with 4 grams of protein.  It is low in sodium (110 grams) as well.  All the granola is hand baked and made with over 70% certified organic ingredients.  No artificial colors or flavors are added either.  Which means…what you see is what you get.

And what you get is a delicious blend of oats, seeds, ancient grains, and dried figs.  And all together it provides a delicious, and not overpowering flavor to whatever you choose to add it to…or if you just enjoy it on its own with a splash of milk.  Either way, you should feel good about the food you are eating.  I feel good about choosing Purely Elizabeth and I highly recommend the Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal.

It’s different.  It’s tasty.  It’s purely…delicious.

A Strawberry and Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfait made with Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal
A Strawberry and Greek Yogurt Breakfast Parfait made with Purely Elizabeth Gluten-Free Pumpkin Fig Ancient Grain Granola Cereal

The KIND-ness of a healthy and sweet take on granola with Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa

KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa
KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa

Product: KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa – $4.99+

Here is a tale of my typical Saturday.  After I run, either in a race or for training, my roommate and I usually get some food (breakfast/brunch) and then start our usual routine of grocery shopping.  And, in case you were wondering, yes…this is pretty much an all-day adventure.  With my dietary needs, there are certain stores in the area that carry certain staples or items that I need or use or just want.  And I can’t get them at the usual suspects when it comes to grocery stores.  So, it means a drive to Louisville to hit up the wide array of natural food stores and organic grocery stores that they have.  Thank goodness for that.

Where am I going with this?

Well, I was lax this past week in my duties of creating a grocery list of items I needed as we ran low or out of them.  I was just…busy…stressed…or whatever.  That being the case, after I raced on Saturday morning and we grabbed brunch at a local restaurant, we headed out to accomplish our grocery shopping from the list I randomly threw together while we noshed…hoping that I didn’t leave anything out.

As we came back over to our side of the river, to finish up on products available everywhere but cheaper at certain grocery stores…there were still a number of things on the list.  And as we stood in the refrigerated section with all the yogurt, and I piled our cart full of Chobani Greek Yogurt…it didn’t even dawn on me that…we used up the last of the granola last week.  Well, that was until we ducked into the cereal aisle and that knowledge hit me like a ton of bricks.  DUH!

Normally, I adorn the breakfast parfait I whip up (which consists of granola, vanilla Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit) with Love Grown Foods granola.  But this particular grocery store didn’t have that brand and after being at a dozen other stores that day…I just wanted to finish up and go home.  So, I scanned…just to see what they might have that is gluten-free.  And what did I spy with my weary grocery shopping eyes?

KIND Healthy Grains.

GLUTEN-FREE!  Yep.  I am in love with most of the KIND bars I have been eating, so I figured…why not use this for my granola this time around.  Branch out.  Try something new.  They had about five different flavors to choose from, so I called my roommate over to select one.  I would have been happy with any of them.  She, however, can be a bit pickier…so it’s best to let her choose at times.  She scanned the flavor varieties for a moment and reached out to grab…the KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa.

Not the one I expected her to grab.  So, that was a surprise.

KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa
KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa

Today was the big day.  Instead of regular cereal, on non-gym days I have a bit more time in the kitchen, so I usually whip up a nice warm breakfast along with a breakfast fruit, yogurt and granola parfait.  Today’s combination…caramelized apples with vanilla Greek yogurt and topped off with KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters.  I’m a pro at the apples part, so I got those working in a pan on the stove.  Then, I opened up the bag of Maple Walnut Clusters.

First appearances…awesome.  Big clusters, little clusters, and individual oats are literally throughout this bag.  It makes for great texture and great combination.  With the variety of cluster sizes, it definitely makes scattering them throughout the parfait a little more exciting.  I reached into the bag and snagged one of the bigger clusters…because if I was going to blog on these, I needed to taste them on their own.  I popped it in my mouth and slowly began to chew.

Really, really good.  I mean…wow.  The maple flavor lends the right amount of sweetness an the walnuts gives it that balance that you look for in a granola.  I thought the texture was awesome and it had a great crunch to it.  And, this would definitely pair well with caramelized apples, for sure.  So, I was pretty stoked about the new granola.  I placed some in the bottom of the two bowls, topped it with some of the vanilla Greek yogurt, then hit it up with some apples…repeated the layers…then gave the top a light sprinkling of the Maple Walnut Clusters and called it a breakfast masterpiece.

And it was.  I thought the texture and flavors meshed so well with the fruit and yogurt combination this morning.  In fact, if anything, it added a hint of sweetness to the finished product.  I kept going back for more.  The clusters didn’t get soggy in the yogurt, even when I had to let mine sit for a moment while I finished preparing the quinoa breakfast porridge with blueberries and toasted walnuts.  I had a lot working in the kitchen today…so my attention was divided between different dishes I was making…and making sure I was getting myself fed before heading out the door.  So, KIND totally hit the nail on the head with its KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa.  Seriously good eats.

As for any nutritional information, the KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa contains a heart-healthy blend of walnuts, chia, and whole grains amaranth, quinoa, oats, millet, and buckwheat.  They are sweetened with a hint of maple syrup.  And, as a bonus, these clusters contain 300 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and provide 17 grams of whole grains per serving.  And how much is a serving?  1/3 cup.  Yep.  That’s really good for a granola.  Trust me!

This 1/3 cup of KIND Healthy Grains will also provide your body with 130 calories and 3.5 grams of fat . Not too shabby.  Not at all.  Even better, these clusters are not littered with excess sugars.  In fact, the sugar content is quite low, standing at 6 grams per serving.  LOVE that.  A LOT!  And, thanks to the addition of chia and quinoa, each serving provides 3 grams of protein.  It’s nice to have a healthier granola option out on the market.  Also, KIND Healthy Grains are all gluten-free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, and all natural.

What’s not to love about that?

I hope to try some more varieties of the KIND Healthy Grains line in the very near future.  My breakfast parfaits depend on it!

Breakfast Parfait with caramelized apples, vanilla Greek yogurt, and KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa
Breakfast Parfait with caramelized apples, vanilla Greek yogurt, and KIND Healthy Grains Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia and Quinoa

Lots of love for Love Grown Foods Simply Oats oat clusters

Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters
Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters

Product: Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters – $4.99+

Love Grown Foods…you are truly amazing.  Your foods are obviously baked and created with love because it shines through in even the most simplest of products that you offer.  I don’t know what else to say except…BRAVO.

And…

I LOVE YOU.

And it doesn’t get much more tasty or a simple as your Simply Oats oat clusters.  Honestly…this is simple, easy, very pure without any additions.  No nuts, no fruit…but all the flavor.  I don’t even miss them.  Not one bit.  And another huge deal is that you use honey and agave to sweeten this product, not the refined sugars or artificial sweeteners that most other brands offer.  Not.  A.  Fan.

One thing I vowed to do as my dietary needs have changed (having to go dairy-free and gluten-free as of 2 years ago) was to pay closer attention to the foods that I buy and the actual ingredients that go into them.  I started this before I had to change my diet, doing my best to cut out anything that included high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.  BLECH!  It was a small goal, but it did get me into the habit of really looking at the information that companies put on the packaging and exactly what it is that I am putting into my body.

Now, with the dietary restrictions…reading labels is a must.

So, imagine how much less stressful and how much easier it is to know of a company and brand that I can simply pluck from the shelf at the grocery store and know…for absolutely certain…that what I am getting is made with natural ingredients and will definitely fit into my needs.

Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters
Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters

That’s Love Grown Foods.  And I have to say, I didn’t have high hopes for the Simply Oats variety of their granola…but it wowed me.  At first bite…I was wowed.  This doesn’t happen normally.  I normally need some nuttiness or fruitiness to accompany my granola…despite adding it to yogurt and berries.  This one, I would eat on its own…in a flippin’ heartbeat.  Honestly.  I don’t need the yogurt.  I don’t need the fruit.  I just love the savory, sweet flavor these oat clusters have.  On their own.  Without added sugars or preservatives.

Love goes into these products.  True love.

The granola is gluten-free and produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility.  Love that.  That takes a lot of guesswork out as well.  And it means I can trust the gluten-free label that comes with these.  As for ingredients…simple, but delicious: Certified gluten-free oats, honey, organic agave syrup, canola oil, sunflower seeds, pure vanilla, milled flaxseed, cinnamon, and sea salt.  That’s it.  Nine simple ingredients.  Nothing chemical about it.  Just simple goodness in a simple, unassuming package.  And that’s the magic of these products.

Even better is how good they are for you.  Nutritionally speaking, a serving is 1/4 cup (or 30 grams).  In this simple serving, you get served up only 130 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.  Sodium content is crazy low, a serving of Simply Oats granola only having only 35 mgs.  This also provides 3 grams of protein and cuts back on sugars that most granola are loaded with.  This 1/4 cup serving…only 7 grams of sugar.  How amazing is that?!  And you don’t even miss it.  These stand alone and provide such a great burst of flavor you don’t needed added sugars and artificial sweeteners.  They are amazing on their own.

Unprocessed, organic goodness in a simple breakfast or snack…you better believe I’m all over that.  Don’t let the name lead you to believe that these are not anything but simple.  The complex flavors and amazing taste proves that even if these are Simply Oats…they are still simply delicious.  And what more could you ask?

Breakfast Blueberry Parfait with Chobani Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters
Breakfast Blueberry Parfait with Chobani Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt and Love Grown Foods Simply Oats Oat Clusters

Chocolate for breakfast? With Enjoy Life’s Double Chocolate Crunch Granola…you betcha!

Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola
Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola

Product: Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola – $5.99+

Say it with me…

Chocolate.  For.  Breakfast.

Sounds sweet, yes?  Sounds, perhaps, a little decadent?  Perhaps more than a little sinful?

In most cases, you would be right to think so.  But there is nothing sinful about Enjoy Life’s Double Chocolate Crunch Granola.  It’s sweet.  It’s chocolate.  And yes…it can be even made into something decadent.  But you will be amazed at how good this actually is as far as, not just gluten-free granola (and granola in general) goes, but chocolate granola at that.

My problem with most granola is that it is laden with sugar.  I try to eat healthy…and at times I am as guilty about splurging on some sweet treat than every other human being out there.  We like to treat ourselves to something at times.  This chocolate granola from Enjoy Life foods is all treat without the guilt.  I promise…even I was shocked by the nutritional information on this.

But I’ll get to that momentarily.

I actually picked up a bag of Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch granola at Big Lots one afternoon while out shopping.  It was a random stop, but I couldn’t turn down the price.  Most of the time it is far more expensive than what I found it for at Big Lots.  Score.  I’d been wanting to try chocolate granola for ages and had seen this at other stores, but had been more than a little reluctant to pay the price for it.  Now…I had reason to welcome it into my pantry.

This morning, I had some Chobani vanilla chocolate chunk Greek yogurt to finish off, some pomegranate seeds to use, and a pantry that held the key crunch component of my infamous breakfast parfaits.  I reached into my pantry and eagerly pulled out the bag of Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch and eagerly began assembling my gluten-free and mighty tasty breakfast parfaits.

A serving of Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola
A serving of Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola

In the bowl, a small layer of granola.  Over that, some Greek yogurt.  Then the pomegranate seeds.  Then more granola, more yogurt, more pomegranate seeds, then one last dusting of granola.  It’s super simple and super delicious.  And it makes for a delicious breakfast treat to start off the morning with.  I just knew that the chocolate and pomegranate would be a match made in heaven.  In fact, I couldn’t wait to try it so I dug right in.

Super chocolate YUM!  No joke.  I loved how crisp this granola is.  And scattered throughout it are chunks of allergen-free chocolate.  Love that.  In fact, this granola is free of the top eight food allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish).  I love that.  It is composed of brown rice flakes, evaporated cane juice, chocolate chips, brown rice syrup, rice crisps, cocoa powder, ground flaxseed, vegetable oil, vanilla, salt, and rosemary extract.  When combined, what develops is this amazing chocolate granola that is a delight to nibble on, plain, with a splash of milk (I use unsweetened almond milk), or in some sort of a breakfast parfait, dessert topping, etc.

Nutritionally speaking, for a chocolate granola (or just as granola) this is one of the better options.  A serving size is 1/2 cup and that will only set you back 180 calories and 4 grams of fat.  That’s not bad at all comparatively speaking.  But what surprised me and pleased me even more was that the sugar content in a serving was only…only…11 grams.  A lot of regular granola pack twice that.  Color me impressed.

What also impressed me was the taste and texture of this granola.  It was sweet without being overly sweet.  The chocolate was a delicious sweet touch and it really popped when I mixed it into my breakfast parfait.  On its own, however, it was just as tasty.  I love the chocolate chips that are scattered throughout, making a nice pop of chocolate with every bite.  I was in love with this granola upon first bite.  And I’m already coming up with other ideas of how to use it and use it well.

If you are in the market for a granola and are craving a hit of chocolate…you can’t go wrong with Enjoy Life’s Double Chocolate Crunch Granola.  I’m so happy I finally got to try this.  And now…I don’t think I can survive without it.

Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola layered with Chobani Vanilla Chocolate Greek Yogurt and Pomegranate Seeds
Enjoy Life Double Chocolate Crunch Granola layered with Chobani Vanilla Chocolate Greek Yogurt and Pomegranate Seeds

Enjoying breakfast with a taste of Enjoy Life’s Cranapple Crunch Granola

Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola
Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola

After checking Enjoy Life’s Web site, I’m not 100% certain this product is even available anymore.  Which is definitely too bad.  And here’s why…

It is fantastic!

Simple and to the point on this blog.  I picked up this pouch of granola at Big Lots one day while I was out and about.  They just happened to have it on sale…and I just happened to snatch it up with one of the Double Chocolate Crunch granola pouches as well.  I figured I could use it on homemade, gluten-free apple crisp.  And then I realized it was highly unlikely that I would get around to making apple crisp anytime soon, despite the overflow of apples in my CSA bin every week.  So, this morning…I got a little creative with breakfast.

With it being fall/winter time, apples are in abundance when it comes to my produce.  So, I see them every week and try to come up with easy, efficient ways to use them.  Even if it means just slicing them and eating them straight.  Well…that could have happened this morning.  And then…I had a brilliant stroke of brilliance (as I like to say).  And I dug the bag of Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola out of my pantry and got set to work some of my breakfast magic.

I ended up getting out my vanilla Greek yogurt, caramelizing up some apples, and then serving it in parfait form with the Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola serving as the crunchy bit to give it texture.  Assembling it was easy.  Caramelizing apples I can do in my sleep.  And throwing Greek yogurt over everything is something I’m used to doing…often.  So, as I am still quite sleep deprived thanks to noisy downstairs neighbors, this simple task was just what I needed this morning.

Upon opening the bag of granola, however, I knew I needed to sample it on its own.  Quality control and so I could give a true statement about flavor and taste via this blog.  I thought it looked a lot like Rice Krispies with craisins and dried apples thrown into the mix.  Which, isn’t a bad thing.  I reached in and pinched up a bit of the granola and some of the dried fruit to eat and tossed them back.  The bits of brown rice flakes were crunchy and really packed with flavor.  And the bits of dried cranberry and dried apple really brought a bunch of fruity flavor to the mix.  Honestly.  I was beyond impressed.  I wasn’t expecting much, because at first glance…it looks like something I could have easily thrown together.  But it just packs that apple flavor with the cranberry to add to the tartness.  And I loved that it didn’t have huge chunks like most granola does.  This was just flakes of brown rice bits and the dried fruit.

And how did it fair in my breakfast parfait?  Awesome!!  It complimented the vanilla Greek yogurt and the caramelized apples better than any granola that has come before it.  My taste buds were extremely happy with each flavor that danced across my tongue.  Really delicious.  And it stayed crunchy even with the fruit and yogurt.  It’s hearty and I like that…considering it looks like regular cereal.

Nutritionally speaking, this granola hits at a good level when it comes to sugars.  While some I have tried have had ridiculous amounts of added sugar to them, this stands with only 10 grams in a serving.  The calorie count will only set you back 160 calories and 3 grams of fat.  And the serving size is 1/2 cup.  Way more than most granola offers, which is normally about half that serving.  Love it.

Enjoy Life makes really amazing gluten-free and allergen-free products.  They are processed and made minus the top eight food allergens (meaning they are Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free).  The Cranapple Crunch Granola is a great gluten-free granola that packs a wildly delicious flavor punch and is definitely more nutritious than others out there on the market.  It’s peace of mind.

And, beyond that, it’s delicious.

IF this flavor, the Cranapple Crunch Granola, is still one of Enjoy Life’s products…or if you can seek it out and find it…definitely get it.  Definitely try it.  And definitely enjoy it.  Now I feel like I need to savor every bite…because who knows if I can ever get it again!

Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola
Enjoy Life Cranapple Crunch Granola

Nothing processed and nothing artificial in Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch granola

Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch
Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch

Product: Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch – $3.49+

You know what granola goes great with?  Yogurt and fruit.  Seriously, it’s one of my favorite things to make in the morning.  My yogurt parfaits are legendary.  But in order to build a beautiful and tasty parfait, you need a solid, delicious base with the granola you choose.

While out grocery shopping the other day, the manager’s special table included a bag of Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch granola.  I had previously enjoyed a bag of their Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola and was pretty excited about this one because of that.  Besides, I love raisins and I love almonds…so this had to be good.

On Monday morning, I got to find out.  It was a frantic morning already as I took to attempting to caramelize apples for the parfait, get my morning coffee going, and get the gluten-free muffins warmed up and iced for breakfast.  Needless to say…I had too much going on at once.  However, the bright spot of the morning was I got to try the Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch.

I tore into the bag and happily reached inside to snag a few of the clusters to eat on their own.  This would give me a sense of the flavor associated with it.  Let me tell you…this variety of Love Grown Foods granola is fantastic.

The granola mixture itself is a combination of whole almonds, plump raisins, certified gluten-free oats, honey, organic agave syrup, coconut, sunflower seeds, canola oil, flaxseed, pure vanilla, cinnamon, and sea salt.  What emerges is one of my favorite granola to date.  The whole almonds give this granola a nice crunch to the mix.  The raisins are sweet.  The coconut is the perfect addition to help tame the sweetness from the hone, agave, and raisins.  What emerges is a healthy blend that is filling and just simply…delicious.

Love Grown Foods was created by a couple while attending the University of Denver.  Each of the young entrepreneurs brought a knowledge of healthy living, healthy eating and love of an active lifestyle to the kitchen.  And why not?  What emerged was a perfected recipe for granola that started off with simple sample packs and grew from that into a business.  And who can argue with a company that delivers amazing flavor in each handful that isn’t tainted at all by artificial sweeteners or sugar.  Their granola is sweetened by either honey or agave.

Their food is produced with love…and that is something that is evident in the flavors and care that goes into their products.  The granola is out-of-this-world good.  And without all the additional sugars that normally go into granola, this is one of the best ones out on the market.  In fact, a serving of 1/4 cup will only set you back 130 calories and 6 grams of fat.  There are only 7 grams of sugar in a serving, which is fantastic for granola, which is usually heavy on the sugars.  Thanks to the almonds, a serving also provides a hit of 3 grams of protein.  Gotta love that.

And I do.  For real.

Love Grown Foods is my go-to granola these days.  They taste great and are good for you.  Baked and created with love…and it shows.

Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch
Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch